Featured Image Credit: The Things We’ll Make
I absolutely love a unique looking soap bar but it has to smell good too! If you’re anything like me, you like saving money and you’re always looking for another project to try at home… Well, these DIY soap tutorials will give you some ideas to get started. Not to mention, they smell incredible too! Whether you want something with essential oils, a pumpkin spice scent, or anything in between… you’ll find one here that fits your style!
Here are the homemade soap recipes that I like:
Homemade Epsom Salt Soap
Source: Dream A Little Bigger
I highly recommend this Epsom salt soap! Not only does it smell amazing because it’s used with a “beachy ocean” essential oil fragrance, but it looks gorgeous too with its deep blue coloring. Essential oils are, well, essential for relieving muscle pains. With 6 materials and about 20 minutes, you’ll be able to feel refreshed enough to work hard AND play hard. I always keep this on hand, because I’m a busy bee myself. I love this!
Homemade Watermelon Soap
Source: My Frugal Adventures
This homemade soap is one in a melon! Seriously, how cute and awesome is this bar of watermelon soap? This is the perfect gift idea or a summer soap for your own home. With just a mold, goats milk soap, colorant, chia seeds, and the essential oil of your choice, you can create this all on your own easily! I would recommend using “cheery” essential oil, it has a sweet smell whenever I put it in my diffuser that would be great for this. Summertime perfection!
DIY Milk & Honey Soap
Source: Happiness Is Homemade
“Spoil”er alert! This milk and honey soap never expires, honey! I am obsessed with this 10 minute DIY honey and milk soap made in the shape of bees and beehives… the way it smells, the way it feels, and the adorable way it looks. This has a goats milk base, a honeycomb mold, colorants, a measuring cup, and organic honey which is amazing for the skin… plus, it smells amazing too! If you haven’t read into the benefits of honey on the skin, hair, and even eating honey pills, I strongly suggest doing so. But that’s all you need, and she’s not joking when she says it takes 10 minutes, it really is that quick and easy!
Seascape Melt & Pour Soap
Source: Soap Queen
“Soaping” can be an art, and in this case, the turn out is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. If you’re looking for some vitamin SEA, this seascape melt pour soap tutorial will have you never buying store bought soap again! According to the tutorial, the most important aspect of melting and pouring soap is recognizing how the soap reacts to different temperatures. The green and blue colors swirled into this soap would make a gorgeous gift, it smells amazing, and the tutorial makes it incredibly easy to create this all on your own quick and easy. I would love to escape to this seascape!
DIY Gradient Soap Bars
Source: A Beautiful Mess
Blossom by blossom, spring finally begins! And for us here in Michigan, it’s the end of freezing tundras, days on end stuck inside, and my seasonal depression. You will definitely want to kick spring off with this colorfully gradient DIY soap bar. I love the colors of this soap, the colors are pastel yellow, blue, and pink. You can also choose your own fragrance here, and I genuinely recommend springy essential oils. Yay spring!
Citrus Summer Punch Swirl Soap
Source: Humblebee & Me
This summer if you’re not barefoot you’re overdressed. Speaking of summer, these citrus summer punch swirl soaps are bright beautifully like a summer sunshiny day, citrus smelling like a cold glass of fruity drink on a long summer night, and leaves your golden summer skin refreshed. This is gorgeous to look at, and it smells SO. GOOD. Using grapefruit essential oil, coconut oil, cherry blossoms, and 8 other ingredients you will have a summer bar of soap you will want drowning your skin… and your nose too. Suns out, soaps out!
Herb Garden Soap Recipe
Source: Lovely Greens
This garden based soap recipe is one of the most gorgeous I have seen to date. Everything from the white base, to the flower glued on, to the lavender and herbal smells coming from the soap… This would make an extraordinary homemade gift or a guest bathroom show stopper. There are only 10 easy steps provided in this tutorial, with pictures and videos included. Lifes a garden, dig it!
Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe
Source: Oh, The Things We’ll Make!
Scrub a dub dub. Have you seen all of those videos and articles on brushing your teeth/washing your face with activated charcoal? Doing this is said to draw bacteria and dirt to the surface of the skin, leaving it feeling fresh and rejuvenated. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in (who wouldn’t be) then this is the DIY soap for you. The black midnight coloring of the bar of soap itself adds a modern feel to any shower or bathroom, and this bar of soap will do wonders for your face or skin. Do miners always have clear skin?
Source: Grow Forage Cook Ferment
This soap is made from an entire dandelion. It has a pastel green and beige presentation to it that is perfect for spring or summer showers, and did I mention the smell? Lemongrass, sweet orange, and peppermint essential oils also make up this PLANTIFUL and hydrating soap. Plus, it requires less than a lot of other soaps so you can create it quick and easy, kind of like as easy as picking a dandelion. This will most definitely leave you feeling dandy!
Melt and Pour DIY Rainbow Soap
Source: Growing Up Gabel
If you’re looking to bring color into your life, this layered rainbow DIY soap project will have you soaking in vibrancy, literally! This is the perfect melt and pour soap project for a little one in your life, pride week, or a rainbow-themed party gift. It’s pretty, it’s bold, and even though I don’t taste any skittles I do feel rejuvenated and fresh “rainbow” feelings on my skin after every shower. Maybe it’s the hydrating plant therapy oil used in the creation of this rainbow soft goodness? Somewhereeeeee over the rainbow, you’ll find me with this soap!
DIY Swirl Soap
Source: Tweak and Tinker
Oh my swirls this DIY homemade soap is stunning! But that’s not all… This leaves my skin feeling so soft, exfoliated and refreshed. And here’s why: Coconut oil, canola oil, shea butter, and avocado oil are the ingredients used to concoct this magically swirly bar of goodness. She then adds the colors to create the swirl effect, and voila! You will never want to buy soap again, and your skin won’t want you too either!
DIY Gemstone Soap
Source: Dans le Lakehouse
These soap rocks look like the real diamond and mineral rock deal. The teal color of these little bars of soap are absolutely unreal. I have never seen soap look prettier than me before, that’s for sure! Plus, you can customize it with any essential oil you want to use. This is easier than you’d ever think, and the tutorial makes it so easy. I found a diamond in the rough… in the shower!
DIY Galaxy Soap
Source: Beauty Crafter
This DIY galaxy soap is out of this world! If you’re looking for a bar of soap that is not only amazing for your skin with its essential oils and activated charcoal but looks the part with its deep black middle of space and sparkles… Then you have found your perfect spacetastic scrubber. I love the dark and eerie look of this, and the ingredients are all amazing for your skin. Plus, you don’t have to use the melt and pour technique with colors, so the process is easier. I love this to the moon and back!
Homemade Unicorn Soap
Source: A Kailo Chic Life
This unicorn star-studded soap is unbelievably adorable… SO adorable that the only way to explain it would be unicorn magic or maybe just a uniquely awesome DIY soap project. With some yellow star sprinkles, soap base, rubbing alcohol, a microwave safe bowl, and soap colorants, you have yourself a bright, colorful, happy, and unicorn themed bar of soap. This would be a great project for a kids birthday party and would make a great gift in a goodie bag. Magical AF!
DIY Marbled Soap
Source: Homey Oh My
Marble is in and I am here for it! My kitchen island is marble, my phone case is marble, my daily planner is marble, and now my soap can be marble too! This is fancy schmancy looking, and I absolutely love the black marble lines with the white soap, it looks so modern in a bathroom. This is a quicker DIY project, with only 8 materials used. And can we talk about the smell? The shea butter and eucalyptus fragrance gives this a refreshing scent that I can’t get enough of. This soap is truly a marbled beauty!
DIY Soap Rocks
Source: DIY In PDX
Wow, these soap rocks are so stunning. They have a diamond / mineral feel to them, and shiny and soft finish. Every rock looks different, and there is so much room for customization with these. To be honest, they are so pretty you may just want them out for display. And the secret to these sensational rocked beauties? Powdered eye shadows!!!
Now I’m not saying to use your expensive naked palette for the creation of these soap rocks, but it doesn’t take much and the turnout is well worth a couple of dabs of your cheaper eye shadows or mineral finishes. I am obsessed with these!
Easy Pumpkin Spice Soap
Source: Oh, The Things We’ll Make!
I’m PUMPed about this soap. Pumpkin spice and everything nice is the theme for this fall, and this DIY pumpkin soap bar is sure to spice up your life. I have never heard of using actual pumpkin puree in a soap bar until now, but it makes the smell fall-strong, and refreshingly bold. It is then paired with a sweeter coconut oil scent and nutmeg for a mixture unlike any other. And the beige and dark brown coloring? How stunning! FALL in love with this as I did!
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Avocado and Milk Cold Process Soap
Source: Rebooted Mom
Is there anything avocado CAN’T do? It’s good for your heart, boosts your immune system, and is even good for your hair and SKIN! This avocado and milk process soap is a gorgeous seaweed green color, makes your skin feel soft and sultry, and it’s made from avocado, so it’s definitely a trendier soap option. This has a couple more steps involved due to the process of melting the avocado just right and leaving the milk out to sit, but it would be a great DIY weekend project or gift for a loved one. This soap is just “ripe” for summer!
Ombre Melt and Pour Soap
Source: Garden Therapy
Who knew you could ombre more than just your hair? This DIY melt and pour soap project will leave you with fading colors of lavender from an off white to lavender itself right on the top like it was done by your very own favorite hair stylist. After you melt and pour… lavender essential oil is then added for a scent that is said to reduce anxiety and stress. Plus it will keep you calm and collected all day long. Scrub a dub dub, relaxation in the tub!
DIY Soap with Essential Oils
Source: The Pretty Life Girls
Here is another stunningly bright and colorful pastel DIY soap project! If you’re looking for a beginner project but still want to make a statement with some springy pep in your soap stuff this would be a great place to start. This takes only 5 materials, and about an hours time. The colors range from a pastel blue and green to yellow and pink, and it’s a great spring soap. I love how she incorporates three different scents including tangy eucalyptus to fresh peppermint to calming lavender. The wide range makes for a unique smell and it leaves my skin feeling easter bunny tail soft. Past-ell-yes!
Minty Poppy Seed Scrubby Soap
Source: Humbleebee & Bee
Sweet poppy mixed with fresh minty… Uniquely amazing! I love everything about this soap bar. I love the mint color, I love the black poppy dots throughout, and I LOVE the unique and minty smell. This would be an awesome party gift or a great bar of soap for all seasons. The smell is strong, yet not overpowering, and it’s made with coconut oil and shea butter to keep your skin smooth and shiny. This soap and I are mint to be!
DIY Popsicle Soap
Source: The Makeup Dummy
Red, white, and scrub a dub dub BLUE! These patriotic melt and pour soap pops will have you feeling fresh, patriotic, and very American. This is the perfect project for July 4th or memorial day. The soap pops are adorable, the essential oil smells amazing, and the process is quick and easy. I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free and can make my own soap!